This article was last updated April 16, 2020.
Tucson is definitely stepping up its takeout game. But these restaurants are going a step further by creating family-style meals that can be cooked or assembled at home. (That way, when you eat them they're nice and warm.)
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• Tavolino, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, has a large menu of take-home mealkits that are ready to eat or can be cooked at home. They include The Home Chef, which comes with a half pound of taglietelle or tagliolini pasta, a half quart of bolognese, tomato sauce or boscaiola sauce with sausage and mushroom in tomato cream, or mushrooms in white wine garlic cream sauce for $25. View the mealkit selection here. Call 520-531-1913 to place an order.
• Joe's Pancake House, 2532 S. Kolb Road, has a small menu of Family Bundles for breakfast and lunch. The breakfast bundle includes six eggs, 3/4 pounds of breakfast meats, hashbrowns or home fries, toast, pancakes, French toast, two coffees and two juices or milks for $35. View the whole menu on their Facebook page or call 520-747-7536.
• 5 Points Market & Restaurant, 756 S. Stone Ave., has a section of Take 'n' Heat meals in its online store right now. The meals include a local heritage pork ragu meal and roasted half chicken dinner for two with vegetables, Sonoran kimchi green salad and housemade sourdough focaccia bread for $30. View the menu here or call 520-623-3888.
• Dante's Fire, 2526 E. Grant Road, is offering a different menu of take-home mealkits every week. This week's menu includes a barbecue chicken and biscuit meal, takehome pho and a filet mignon dinner with baked potatoes and fruit cobbler. Check the restaurant's Facebook for the latest selections or call 520-382-9255.
• Charro Steak, 188 E. Broadway, has transformed into a gourmet butcher shop and is doing take-home grilling kits like the Family Cookout Grill Kit #1 for $50 with a bone-in ribeye, New York strip steak, pork chop, half a chicken, grassfed ground beef, chile rub, grilling onions, limes and tortillas. Check out their website for the whole menu. Or call 520-485-1922.
• The Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., is doing take-and-bake meals like meatloaf with poblano chili macaroni and cheese, a garden salad and garlic toast for $35. They're have several family-style meals on the menu like grilled chicken, top sirloin, mesquite smoked ribs and more. Head to their website or call 520-798-1618.
• Bowld out in Vail, 13160 E. Colossal Cave Road, has a separate menu of take-and-bake trays that feed four to five people for $20 each. They include green and red chile cheese enchilada casseroles, fettuccine with marinara and a mac and cheese bake. Check their Facebook page for the latest information, or call 520-762-1176.
• The food truck Geronimo's Revenge is doing $20 Mac Packs and enchiladas, available for delivery (preferably) within a five mile radius of downtown. Orders must be placed by 4 p.m. for evening deliveries. Check their Facebook for the latest information, or call 520-282-1165.
• Downtown's Raptor Canyon Cafe, 75 E. Pennington St., has temporarily closed and is doing a large menu of take-and-bake pasta trays for home delivery. The trays feed two to six people and include selections like bacon burger mac and cheese, tuna noodle casserole, baked ziti and more. You can also add a salad or a dozen cookies. Order before 5 p.m. the day before for a no-contact delivery between noon and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 520-336-5698 for more information.
• Horseshoe Grill, 7713 E. Broadway, is doing a separate menu of grillable steaks, salmon, baked and sweet potatoes and more. (They even have toilet paper.) You can also purchase barbecue sauce and dry rub. Check it out on their website.
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• Chef Chic has a different set of cook-at-home mealkits every week. A recent selection included two sirloin steaks with asparagus, herb compound butter, potatoes and six cookie dough balls. View the menu at their website.
• Roma Imports always has a healthy frozen section of lasagnas, raviolis, quiches, pizzas and more, now available curbside.
• The Coronet has a heat-and-serve menu with dishes like roasted cauliflower, pork tenderloin and top sirloin with chimichurri. It's offering 20 percent off for curbside pickup. Check out the menu here.
• The food truck Sonoran Mexican Cuisine is doing taco package kits with up to 100 tacos, pico, shredded cheese, limes and more. Check out their Facebook for more info.
• Sonoran Brunch Company is doing taco family packs with quesadillas, rice, beans, chips and more starting at $39.99. Check out their Facebook for more information.
• Fat Noodle is offering do-it-yourself ramen kits that include mushrooms, eggs, noodles, broth and more. A family four-pack costs $20 and comes with instructions. Check it out on their Facebook page.